On June 29th, 1613 The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground. This theatre was built by Shakespeare in 1599. It was rebuilt the next year but was closed 28 years later. It wasn't until 1997 that a new Globe Theatre was opened on the same spot....it was rebuilt in the same style as the original. I went there many years ago....it was a lot of fun. I saw The Merchant of Venice...a truly memorable night.
William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Aliki is a wonderful author and illustrator who really brings her works to life. This is perfect for the classroom or for any inquisitive child you might know. It might inspire them to put on their own plays.